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Investigators follow professional lead after bomb rips apart journalist’s home

first_imgNews April 7, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Investigators follow professional lead after bomb rips apart journalist’s home BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Bulgaria’s general election: RSF publishes 10 proposals to rescue press freedom Help by sharing this information RSF_en News December 2, 2020 Find out more BulgariaEurope – Central Asia News Reporters Without Borders said it was shocked by the violence of an attack on a journalist investigating criminal activity whose Sofia apartment was blown apart by a bomb overnight on 5- 6 April 2006.The bomb exploded in front of the home of Vassil Ivanov, a journalist on Nova TV. No-one was hurt in the blast but the apartment was completely destroyed and significant damage was done to neighbouring premises and cars parked in front of the building.The Chairwoman of Nova TV, Silva Zurleva, said it was a miracle that the journalist’s mother, who was in the apartment at the time, had survived the blast.The journalist was in no doubt about who was behind the criminal act, telling Reporters Without Borders, “It’s our mafia”. He had been receiving regular threats in connection with his investigations into organised crime.At the end of 2005, he exposed corruption on the part of a notary who sold on stolen cars without checking their documentation. He posed as a buyer to “purchase” cars in this way belonging to the former state prosecutor-general and President Georgi Parvanov. “We are shocked by the violence of this attack. There is no doubt that those behind it were targeting Vassil Ivanov and his family, who could have been killed in the blast,” said Reporters Without Borders. “This is a very clear warning to journalists who investigate criminal cases in Bulgaria. We are very concerned for the profession because these methods of intimidation could escalate. The investigators must urgently identify and arrest those responsible for this act,” the organisation said.Vassil Ivanov had already received several warning letters and emails at his office containing death threats. He immediately informed his editor and the police and used a private security firm for his protection. But for the past few months, there had been no further trouble and he had given up the guards.He told Reporters Without Borders that he could not see any other possibility than a criminal gang attack because of his work. His latest investigation related to abuse of prisoners in Sofia central prison.An investigation was immediately opened into the bombing. The regional bureau in the fight against organised crime said it was working on the basis that there was a link between the bomb and the journalist’s reporting. Vassil Ivanov told Reporters Without Borders that he strongly doubted that the investigators would mange to catch those responsible for the bomb blast which almost killed him. He said many journalists who exposed corruption had problems but he told the press that he would not give up his work for all that. He and his family have just moved into another apartment.center_img News February 11, 2021 Find out more Organisation March 10, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Bulgaria to go further Bulgaria: RSF condemns refusal to investigate reporter’s violent arrest RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive last_img read more

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Video: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

first_imgSermons and Lessons Video: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night Delivered by REV. GARY DENNIS, LA CANADA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Published on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | 4:36 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes This video was delivered by Rev. Dr. Gary Dennis on Sunday, November 4, 2012. Rev. Gary Dennis grew up in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. His wife, Sara, is a psychologist. He has two grown children and the world’s most beautiful grandchildren. Gary has degrees from Taylor University, Princeton Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. Other than spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, Gary enjoys swimming and photography.La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada, (818) 790-6708 or visit www.lacanadapc.org. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community Newslast_img read more

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Three indicted on capital murder charges

first_img Twitter Michael Silvas, left; Johnny Aguirre, center; David Dearick Michael Silvas, left; Johnny Aguirre By admin – April 26, 2018 WhatsApp Pinterest Home Local News Crime Three indicted on capital murder charges Facebook Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death 1 of 3 Michael Silvas, left; Johnny Aguirre, center; David Dearick The next morning, Aguirre was arrested after being found in a vehicle reported stolen, unrelated to Stebbins, and was interviewed by OPD investigators, the report detailed. Aguirre told OPD he had dropped off Silvas in the 2200 block of Richmond Street so Silvas could steal the vehicle.Aguirre further told officers Silvas had shot Stebbins, the report stated. Silvas was arrested and both he and Aguirre were charged with capital murder. Silvas had a $250,000 bond set for the charge and Aguirre did not have a bond set.Silvas is also connected to the murder Dearick was charged with. Dearick, Silvas and five others were arrested and charged with capital murder in early March after they reportedly kidnapped 26-year-old Fred McNeal, and assaulted and sexually assaulted him before burying his body.McNeal had been reported missing by his sister in September, and his body was later found in a shallow grave on a property near Sheep Pasture Road and Farm to Market Road 181.The five other suspects charged are Wesley Dickenson, Jose Ramirez, Jennifer Rogers, Mikel Stegall Jr., and Eddie Barnes, who have not yet been indicted.An affidavit detailed that after the seven reportedly kidnapped McNeal on Aug. 14, they took him to a travel trailer in the 1800 block of South Shawnee Trail, where he was reportedly bound, assaulted and sexually assaulted, and later died while being held by the suspects.Earlier this month, Dearick was additionally charged with escape, a class A misdemeanor, after escaping home detention he was sentenced to after being convicted of three counts of theft and one count of an accident involving damage to a vehicle in February, a probable cause affidavit stated.Dearick was later found by post sentence monitoring officers and taken back to the Ector County Detention Center. Dearick has two bonds totaling $251,000.All three suspects are currently still being held in the detention center.Should the three be found guilty of capital murder, they could either be sentenced to death or life without parole.No arraignment hearing had been set as of Wednesday for the three to be formally issued the charges, court records show.More CoverageAffidavit details fatal shootingSeven suspects charged with capital murder1 of 7 suspects on lam before capture Facebook Local NewsCrime Three indicted on capital murder charges WhatsApp Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Twitter Pinterest Police searching for man connected to hit and run Three men were indicted this week on capital murder charges, a capital felony, by a grand jury at the Ector County Courthouse.The three men charged were 28-year-old David Dearick, 35-year-old Michael Silvas, and 36-year-old Johnny Aguirre.Silvas and Aguirre were indicted on the charge of fatally shooting 26-year-old Ryan Stebbins in early February while attempting to steal Stebbins’ work vehicle in the 2200 block of Richmond Street.A probable cause affidavit stated that Silvas was dropped off outside of a nearby residence and entered the driver’s side of Stebbins’ truck. Stebbins was already seated in the back of the vehicle, and video footage reportedly shows Stebbins exit the back driver side door and run to the residence in front of the vehicle, saying he had been shot as Silvas drives off. David Dearick Previous articleMayor: City manager appointment imminentNext articleECISD approves memorandum of understanding with Texas Tech for Ector admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersFruit Salad to Die ForPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

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NASA rover attempting most difficult Martian touchdown yet

first_img Facebook NASA rover attempting most difficult Martian touchdown yet Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 Twitter TAGS  Local NewsUS News WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook FILE – In this Dec. 17, 2019 photo made available by NASA, engineers watch the first driving test for the Mars 2020 rover, later named “Perseverance,” in a clean room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleRoyals moves for Santana, Benintendi proof it’s time to winNext articleEXPLAINER: How will we know we’ve reached herd immunity? Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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SC Issues Bailable Warrant Against Chairperson Of NGO For Non-Deposit Of 25L Costs Imposed Over ‘Incessant Frivolous Litigations’

first_imgTop StoriesSC Issues Bailable Warrant Against Chairperson Of NGO For Non-Deposit Of 25L Costs Imposed Over ‘Incessant Frivolous Litigations’ Mehal Jain13 Feb 2021 6:54 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday issued bailable warrants against the chairperson of an NGO for not depositing the cost of Rs 25 lakh imposed on it for filing 64 PILs over the years without any success and “repeatedly misusing” the jurisdiction of the top court.For wasting judicial time, the Supreme Court had in May, 2017 imposed exemplary cost of Rs. 25 lakh on NGO Suraz India Trust for filing…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Friday issued bailable warrants against the chairperson of an NGO for not depositing the cost of Rs 25 lakh imposed on it for filing 64 PILs over the years without any success and “repeatedly misusing” the jurisdiction of the top court.For wasting judicial time, the Supreme Court had in May, 2017 imposed exemplary cost of Rs. 25 lakh on NGO Suraz India Trust for filing 64 cases in various high courts and also in the apex court.On Friday, the bench headed by Justice S. K. Kaul noted that the costs imposed on the petitioner of Rs.25 lakhs have not been deposited, that the endeavour to seek a modification of the same was rejected on 05.12.2017. “Since the costs were not deposited with the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Welfare Trust, the matter was put up this Court and notice was issued on 29.09.2020. The notices were duly delivered at the two addresses on 08.10.2020 and 09.10.2020. The direction made vide the order dated 29.09.2020 to disclose the movable and immovable assets of the petitioner was not complied with, but on the other hand On 16.10.2020, a request was made by the Chairman of the petitioner-Trust (who appears in person) for providing note sheets on the basis with which the directions have been sought by the Registry in the present application”, the bench, also comprising Justice Hrishikesh Roy observed.The bench failed to appreciate the stand of the petitioner-Trust as to the relevancy of the note sheets as all that was required was costs to be deposited by him, which order has not been complied with. “It is thus apparent that the petitioner-Trust and Mr. Rajiv Daiya are playing ducks and drakes with the Court”, commented the bench.Accordingly, the bench issued bailable warrants for production of Mr. Rajiv Daiya in the sum of Rs.25,000/- with one surety of the like amount. The warrants are to be enforced by the local police station and the proceedings will be conducted virtually.In May, 2017, three-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) JS Khehar had also restrained the trust and its chairman Rajiv Dahiya from filing any case, including PIL, in any court.Directing Dahiya to deposit the amount with a month’s time, the bench took it seriously the manner in which Dahiya had even ventured to the residence of Supreme Court judges, including that of the CJI, levelling various allegations against the SC registry staff.”To stop this practice, we direct Suraz India Trust will not file any case. Rajiv Dahiya was restrained from filing any public cause directly or indirectly…,” the CJI bench, also comprising Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice SK Kaul, passed the order after hearing the matter for more than three hours.The bench took note of all the 64 cases filed by Suraz Trust in which Dahiya has leveled accusations against judges in the name of public cause, but not in a single case, he was successful.Earlier, the SC had suggested Dahiya to give an undertaking to court not to file any case in court. However, Dahiya requested the court to make him as amicus.After hearing Dahiya’s submissions for nearly two hours, the bench found him to be unqualified to pursue the case as amicus.Narrating sequence of events and all the cases filed by the trust since 2010, the CJI directed the courts not to entertain the cases.Next Storylast_img read more

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COVID: Gauhati HC Seeks Details Of Female Foreigners Staying In Jails With Children Below 6 Years, Eligible Persons To Be Released From Jails

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID: Gauhati HC Seeks Details Of Female Foreigners Staying In Jails With Children Below 6 Years, Eligible Persons To Be Released From Jails Nupur Thapliyal15 May 2021 11:45 PMShare This – xGauhati High CourtThe Gauhati High Court on Tuesday directed the State Government to give details of the mothers, declared as foreigners, who are presently in jails with their children below 6 years and the period for which they have been put in jails within 48 hours.The Court also asked the State Government to give details of all such persons who are eligible to be released from jails in view of the COVID-19 pandemic as per the guidelines laid down by High Court as well as the Supreme Court.A division bench comprising of Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Manash Ranjan Pathak ordered thus:”Learned State counsel has given certain details of persons who are in jail and having children. These children are all aged less than six years and as their mothers have been declared as foreigners, they are presently in jail with their mothers since as per the Jail Manual, children who are less than six years of age can stay with their mothers in jail. Learned State counsel shall give the details of all such persons who have been declared as foreigner and the period for which they have been put in jail to Mr. J. Payeng within 48 hours.”The Court directed the counsel appearing for the State Government to give details to the the standing counsel representing the Foreigners Tribunal.While positing the matter for further hearing on 17 May, the Court ordered thus:”Learned State counsel shall also give the details of all such persons who are eligible to be released from jail in the present COVID-19 pandemic situation in view of the criteria laid down by this Court earlier as well as by the Hon’ble Apex Court in its earlier judgment.”During the previous course of hearing, reviving the suo moto writ petition instituted last year, the High Court had sought details from Jail Authorities with regards to the children lodged inside jails in Assam in view of rising covid 19 cases in the State.The Court had sought State Government’s response on the number of inmates inside Assam Jails who have been infected from Covid 19 and also about the measures undertaken by the jail authorities for dealing with the issue.Click Here To Read OrderTagsGauhati High Court COVID -19 second covid wave decongestion of jails Foreigners Tribunal Foreigners Foreigners detained Assam jails Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia Justice Manash Ranjan Pathak Next Storylast_img read more

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Missouri could become first state with no abortion clinic

first_imgOffice of Missouri Governor(NEW YORK) — The realities of a recent string of abortion restrictions may become even clearer in Missouri on Friday as the state threatens to close its last remaining abortion clinic.Planned Parenthood officials announced they are filing a lawsuit Tuesday for a restraining order to stop the state from closing their one clinic in the state, which is located in St. Louis.“This is not a drill. This is not a warning. This is real and it is a public health crisis,” Dr. Leana Wen, the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said on a call with reporters Tuesday.The license for the Planned Parenthood clinic, issued by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, is set to expire on Friday, and if it is not renewed, the clinic would have to cease operations. Planned Parenthood officials said they applied to have the license renewed.The suit names the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Randall Williams, the director of the DHSS, and Gov. Mike Parson as defendants. ABC News’ requests for comment from both the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Governor Mike Parson’s office were not immediately returned.Planned Parenthood officials said on the call that the state asked to interview all seven of the clinic’s physicians but would not provide any guidance on what the doctors will be asked during the interviews. The Planned Parenthood officials said the interviews could lead to the doctors losing their medical licenses or possible criminal prosecution.Wen said if the restraining order isn’t issued and the clinic loses its license, that would mean that for the “first time since 1974, the year after Roe v. Wade was passed, that safe, legal abortion care will be unavailable to an entire state.”Colleen McNicholas, a doctor at the St. Louis clinic who was also on the Planned Parenthood call with reporters, warned that given the spread of abortion restrictions in several states in recent months, this tactic may not be limited to Missouri moving forward.“This is the foreshadowing of what is going to happen in other states,” McNicholas said, calling the elimination of abortion providers in Missouri a “dismantling of the rights and freedoms we fought for over decades.”She also said that if the clinic is closed, it would “unsurprisingly and perhaps by design” have a greater impact on lower income women who would have to travel further for an abortion.Missouri is one of a string of states that passed abortion bans in recent months, with Gov. Parson signing the state’s 8-week ban into law last week.As with every other abortion ban that has passed in other states recently — including Alabama and Georgia — a lawsuit filed almost immediately after the bill was signed into law stopped it from going into effect.The lawsuit over the abortion clinic isn’t the only legal action unfolding over access to abortion in the state. The American Civil Liberties Union announced Tuesday that they are going to pursue a referendum to overturn the abortion ban.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Condo, co-op boards mull vaccine mandates for building workers

first_img Share via Shortlink (Getty, iStock/Illustration by Alexis Manrodt for The Real Deal)As more New Yorkers become eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine, some condominiums and cooperatives are considering whether to mandate that building workers be inoculated.Attorney Leni Morrison Cummins of Cozen O’Connor said she has begun drafting vaccination policies for a handful of the 75 condominium and cooperative boards she represents.“I am recommending that boards consider adopting a policy,” she said. “You have every legal right.”Such policies would apply to doormen, building managers, security guards, cleaners and contractors. Though all have been considered essential workers and exempt from the state’s stay-at-home orders, they were not eligible for vaccination until this week.32BJ SEIU, along with the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations and the Real Estate Board of New York, has been calling on the governor to expand eligibility over the past few months, according to a union spokesperson.ADVERTISEMENT“Building service workers have protected the city during the pandemic and will now get the protection they need to stay safe,” 32BJ President Kyle Bragg said in a statement. “Their health and safety is tied to the city’s health and safety.”There are two types of vaccination policies some buildings are considering introducing; one for employees and another for third-party contractors. Cummins noted that buildings must accommodate employees who don’t choose to be vaccinated due to underlying medical conditions or strongly-held religious beliefs. For contractors, she’s recommending buildings introduce a “Covid rider” to alteration agreements, noting that the people entering the building to do the work must attest to being vaccinated.“If you’re waiting until it’s already an issue, you’re already late,” she said.But not all lawyers and building managers agree with that approach.“Generally speaking, we are advising our boards that the carrot should be stronger than the stick,” said Dennis DePaola, Orsid Realty’s director of compliance.Orsid — which manages over 17,000 units predominantly in luxury condos and co-ops — is encouraging its building employees to get vaccinated by rolling out a series of seminars and initiatives to educate employees about vaccination, and even engaging a charity to help its employees book vaccination appointments.Though DePaola is aware of vaccination policies being considered by some buildings, he said most boards haven’t been too zealous because getting a vaccine has been hard to obtain for everyone, and “residents themselves aren’t 100 percent vaccinated.”He anticipates problems regarding the vaccination rate of employees won’t arise until vaccines are more easily accessible.About 85 percent of Orsid’s portfolio is unionized, so the property manager is working closely with 32BJ to encourage employees to get vaccinated. If an employee declines to be vaccinated, De Paola said the firm will offer reasonable accommodation, such as requiring the person to wear a mask while on the job and maintain social distance.Steven Sladkus, a partner at Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas, said he viewed the idea of policies mandating third-parties like contractors particularly problematic.“Generally speaking, [I] think that requiring contractors or third parties to have vaccinations before gaining admittance to the building would be extraordinarily problematic and challengeable,” he said. A resident might argue the board is acting in bad faith or absconding its fiduciary duty by barring them from hiring an unvaccinated contractor, he explained.Though he hasn’t been involved in drafting any such policies so far, Sladkus admitted that “it’s arguable both ways.”Contact Erin Hudson 32BJAndrew Cuomoco-opsCoronavirus Message* Email Address* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address*center_img Contact Kathryn Brenzel Full Name* Full Name* Message* Tagslast_img read more

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MLB spring training begins with changes amid pandemic

first_imgJuly 3, 2020 /Sports News – National MLB spring training begins with changes amid pandemic FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailcmannphoto/iStockBy ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Major League Baseball is back as the league’s summer camp has officially kicked off.With baseball’s return amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the league is establishing several changes to player conduct and protocol to maintain and monitor the health and safety of the athletes.Watch the full report from ABC’s Good Morning America:Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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USI Women’s Hoops Move Up In Regional Rankings

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Final NCAA II Midwest Region Rankings: USI Women’s Hoops Move Up In Regional RankingsUniversity of Southern Indiana Women’s Basketball moved up one spot to No. 7 in the final NCAA II Midwest Region rankings of the regular season, while USI Men’s Basketball slipped one spot to No. 3.The top four teams in the women’s rankings remained unchanged from last week, with Ashland University and Drury University holding down the top two spots. Saginaw Valley State University and Ursuline College round out the top four teams, while Michigan Tech University leaped past Bellarmine University into fifth.USI trailed No. 6 Bellarmine in the rankings after moving past No. 8 Grand Valley State University. Lewis University (No. 9) and Ohio Dominican University (No. 10) continued to round out the top 10.A shake-up in the top five teams of the men’s rankings highlighted the final regular-season list. Bellarmine held its ground at No. 1, but Ferris State University jumped past USI into second. Quincy University moved two spots into fourth, while Kentucky Wesleyan College dropped one spot to No. 5.The University of Findlay dropped one spot to No. 6, while the bottom four teams remained unchanged with Truman State University (No. 7) and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (No. 8) rounding out the top eight. Lake Superior State University (No. 9) and Wayne State University (No. 10) completed the top 10 teams.USI’s men concluded the regular-season with a 25-3 overall record and a 15-3 mark in GLVC play, while the Screaming Eagles’ women went 24-4 overall and 16-2 in GLVC play.The Eagles open the GLVC Tournament Thursday at 6 p.m. when the men take on Truman State in the quarterfinals at the Ford Center. USI’s women begin the GLVC Tournament Friday at 6 p.m. when they take on the University of Indianapolis in the quarterfinals at the Ford Center.Pairings for the NCAA II Midwest Region Tournaments will be announced Sunday night on NCAA.com. The women’s selection show is slated for 9 p.m. (CST), while the men’s selections will be revealed at 9:30 p.m.The NCAA II Midwest Region Tournament is comprised of eight teams, with the GLVC, GLIAC and GMAC Tournament winners receiving automatic bids and at-large bids going to teams from the top eight of the regional rankings. The regional is routinely hosted by the top seed in the region.last_img read more

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